What Happened on July 29, 1988

Historical Events

  • Baltimore trades Mike Boddicker to the Red Sox for Brady Anderson and Curt Schilling
  • FDIC bails out 1st Republic Bank, Dallas, with $4 billion

Historic Event

Gorbachev pushes plan to elect a Soviet president and parliament in March 1989

  • Judge orders NASA to release unedited tape from Challenger cockpit
  • Rick Sutcliffe swipes home, 1st pitcher since Pascual Perez in 1984 to steal home
  • South African government bans anti-apartheid film "Cry Freedom"

Famous Deaths

  • Ellin Berlin (née MacKay), American writer (Lace Curtain), and second wife of songwriter Irving Berlin, dies at 86
  • Pete Drake, American pedal steel guitarist and producer, dies at 55
1988 Highlights

About July 29, 1988

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 34 years and 6 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Roll With It - Steve Winwood
  • UK #1 Song: Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You - Glenn Medeiros